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Health care for older immigrants gains momentum among states

By SOPHIA TAREEN | Associated Press CHICAGO — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman’s last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live in the U.S. She’s not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or Affordable Care Act coverage. As a child care worker, she didn’t have employer coverage. Sh...
Tags: Health, New York, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, America, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Biden, Illinois


Drug testing job candidates is decreasing in Southern California

Getting a job these days doesn’t always involve a plastic bottle and a trip to the bathroom. With recreational marijuana use legal in California, and at least 17 other states and Washington D.C., some employers are making changes and will no longer require some job candidates to be screened for drugs and alcohol. “Instead, these employers focus on combating drug use in the workplace through enforcing their existing drug-free workplace policies and utilizing reasonable suspicion drug testing,” sa...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Jobs, News, California, Drugs, Washington, Mexico, Government, Marijuana, Sport, Fbi, Cannabis, Soccer, Biden, Orange County


Drug testing for job candidates is decreasing in Southern California

Getting a job these days doesn’t always involve a plastic bottle and a trip to the bathroom. With recreational marijuana use legal in California, and at least 17 other states and Washington D.C., some employers are making changes and will no longer require some job candidates to be screened for drugs and alcohol. “Instead, these employers focus on combating drug use in the workplace through enforcing their existing drug-free workplace policies and utilizing reasonable suspicion drug testing,” sa...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Jobs, News, California, Drugs, Washington, Mexico, Government, Marijuana, Sport, Fbi, Cannabis, Soccer, Biden, Orange County


California to feed 6.2 million students in largest free school lunch program in US

By JOCELYN GECKER | The Associated Press When classrooms in California reopen for the fall term, all 6.2 million public school students will have the option to eat school meals for free, regardless of their family’s income. The undertaking, made possible by an unexpected budget surplus, will be the largest free student lunch program in the country. School officials, lawmakers, anti-hunger organizations and parents are applauding it as a pioneering way to prevent the stigma of accepting free lunc...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, US, California News, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Maine, Lausd, Biden, Berkeley, Oakley, Trump, Northern California


Biden’s July executive order includes drug pricing provisions. But will they do enough?

President Joe Biden's executive order of July 9 included various steps toward making good on campaign promises to take on pharmaceutical companies by allowing the importation of prescription drugs and curbing the high cost of medicines.
Tags: Health, Joe Biden, Biden


Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to 'take responsibility' for COVID-19 misinformation

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of social-media companies. Fox News Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Surgeon General Vi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Nbc News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fox News, Vaccinations, Biden, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Fox News Chris Wallace, Murthy


In an increasingly hot biotech market, protecting IP is key

John Flavin Contributor Share on Twitter John Flavin is founder and CEO of Portal Innovations, LLC. More posts by this contributor 2021 should be a banner year for biotech startups that make smart choices early Kevin O’Connor Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin A. O'Connor, Ph.D., is a partner in the Intellectual Property pr...
Tags: Health, Startups, Column, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Intellectual Property, Biotech, Biden, Biotechnology, Start, Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law, John Flavin, Kevin O'Connor


Can Biden’s plan to remove urban highways improve the health of American cities?

Mandela Parkway, a four-lane boulevard enhanced by a median with trees and a curving footpath, stretches along a 24-block section of West Oakland. It's the fruit of a grassroots neighborhood campaign to block reconstruction of an elevated freeway leveled by the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 and reimagine the thoroughfare to replace it.
Tags: Health, Biden, West Oakland, Loma Prieta, Mandela Parkway


Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a copy of the California State budget after ceremonially signing it during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Newsom signed the budget that includes the $100 billion California Comeback Plan on July 12th. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom durin...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Legislation, Conservative, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Soccer, South Africa, San Diego


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Becerra urges Congress to expand Medicare, address Rx prices

The Biden administration stands ready to work with Congress to address drug prices and expand Medicare, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a wide-ranging interview with "What the Health?" on Tuesday.
Tags: Health, Congress, Medicare, Biden, Xavier Becerra, KHN, Becerra, Medicare Health and Human Services


As Congress wrestles with plans to expand Medicare, Becerra says any one will do

The Biden administration will support whatever expansions to Medicare Congress is willing to make, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday.
Tags: Health, Congress, Biden, Health And Human Services, Xavier Becerra, Medicare congress, Medicare Becerra


Biden is caught in the middle of polarizing abortion politics

It took five months for the Biden administration to make a substantive policy change to advance abortion rights. And even that change was buried in a 61-page regulation setting rules for 2022's Affordable Care Act enrollment.
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Fauci urges anti-vaxxers to 'realize that the common enemy is the virus'

Dr. Anthony Fauci Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 death rates are high largely due to unvaccinated people. In a "Meet the Press" interview that aired Sunday, Fauci said these deaths are "avoidable and preventable." He also urged anti-vaxxers to realize that the "formidable enemy" is the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the Delta variant continues nationwide, Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging Americans - and anti-vaxxers in particular - to prot...
Tags: Health, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Meet The Press, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, NBC s Meet the Press, Anti-vaxxers, Anti-vaxx, Coronavirus


Mark Zuckerberg knows how bad Facebook's misinformation problem is because the White House has told him directly

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Facebook is "a giant source" of vaccine misinformation. In a call with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Klain pressed the social media giant to "do better." "This is a life or death situation," Klain told NYT's Kara Swisher on her podcast "Sway." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing harsh criticism from President B...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Misinformation


Free KevinMD webinar: Biden’s Tax Proposal and Effects on Estate and Income Tax Planning for Physicians

I’m happy to partner with Wall Street Alliance Group and host the free webinar: Biden’s Tax Proposal and Effects on Estate and Income Tax Planning for Physicians. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 7 pm Eastern. I will be interviewing Syed Nishat and Aadil Zaman, partners at Wall Street Alliance Group, Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Biden, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA, Income Tax Planning for Physicians, Wall Street Alliance Group, Syed Nishat, Aadil Zaman, Wall Street Alliance Group Read


Biden quietly transforms Medicaid safety net

The Biden administration is quietly engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income Americans and bring more people into the program.
Tags: Health, Biden, Medicaid


LADWP unveils ‘Racial Equity Action Plan’ in response to Garcetti’s directive

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Tuesday, June 22, unveiled a plan to advance racial equity within its own ranks and programs in response to an executive directive issued by Mayor Eric Garcetti. LADWP’s “Racial Equity Action Plan,” which was partly unveiled at the LADWP Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, includes launching a workforce development initiative to create good paying jobs and career opportunities for communities that have been historically disadvantaged. “The dep...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Social Justice, Eric Garcetti, Tulsa, Bruce, state Senate, Garcetti


LAUSD superintendent reminds families about child tax credit

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said on Monday, June 21, that most families served by the school district qualify for the federal Child Tax Credit. “More than 80% of the families we serve, as well as a considerable number of Los Angeles Unified employees, are eligible to receive money under this program,” Beutner said. “We want to help the half-million families we serve receive the Child Tax Credit, which can provide them with up to $3,600 per child to help them make ends meet....
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, Child Tax Credit, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Jimmy Gomez, Top Stories LADN


‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant spreads and vaccination rates drop

Biden’s 70% vaccination target by Fourth of July likely to fall short as efforts to entice people to get shots have lost their initial impact With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that “two Americas” may emerge as the aggressive Delta variant becomes the dominant US strain.Efforts to boost vaccination rates have come through a variety of incentive...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Coronavirus


Biden threatened with communion ban over position on abortion

US bishops vote to stop pro-choice Catholics receiving eucharistRoman Catholic bishops in the US have voted to press ahead with moves that could result in Joe Biden being banned from receiving communion because of his stance on abortion, and that risks increasing tensions in a divided church.After three days of online debate, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted by three to one to draft new guidance on the eucharist. The unexpected strength of support for the move among the bishop...
Tags: Health, Religion, Women, US, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, Vatican, The papacy, Abortion, Catholic, Biden


LA City Councilman Mike Bonin served recall notice

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin was served with a recall notice on Tuesday, June 15, making him the second progressive council member to be the target of a recall effort in less than a week. “This recall campaign is an extravagant waste of taxpayer money, a thinly disguised attempt to derail my efforts to provide real solutions to our homelessness crisis, and the latest in a series of recall attempts to silence strong progressive voices,” Bonin said in a statement released Tuesday afterno...
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Why middle-aged Americans are struggling the most with their physical and mental health - and what other nations are doing better

Many middle-aged Americans are running thin, and COVID-19 only made it worse. Marc Romanelli/Getty Today's middle-aged Americans report more stress and poorer wellbeing compared to those in the 1990s. Compared to adults in countries like Germany and South Korea, US middle-aged adults fare even worse. Offering improved resources like paid leave, health insurance, and childcare could help. See more stories on Insider's business page. Midlife was once considered a time to enjoy the fr...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Mexico, Germany, US, America, Trends, Childcare, Stress, Mental Health, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Biden, Midlife, Nordic


G7 summit: Boris Johnson praises Joe Biden as ‘breath of fresh air’ after talks – as it happened

Latest updates: prime minister welcomes US president’s desire to work with UK on issues such as security and climate crisisBrexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 paradeJohnson must respect rule of law and implement Brexit deal, says EUG7 leaders ‘will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins’Coronavirus – latest global updates 7.01pm BST The president and the prime minister set out a global vision in a new Atlantic Charter to deepen cooperation in democracy and human rights, defence and sec...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Washington, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Foreign Policy, Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Johnson, Biden, G7


G7 summit live: Boris Johnson praises Joe Biden as ‘breath of fresh air’ after talks

Latest updates: US president arrives in Carbis Bay as world leaders assemble for in-person G7 summitBrexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 paradeJohnson must respect rule of law and implement Brexit deal, says EUG7 leaders ‘will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins’Coronavirus – latest global updates 6.24pm BST Asked if President Biden urged him to speed up implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol in their talks, Boris Johnson said Biden did not do that. But he said that all side...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Belfast


G7 summit live: Joe Biden meets Boris Johnson in Cornwall ahead of world leaders’ talks

Latest updates: US president arrives in Carbis Bay as world leaders assemble for in-person G7 summitBrexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 paradeJohnson must respect rule of law and implement Brexit deal, says EUG7 leaders ‘will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins’Coronavirus – latest global updates 4.11pm BST PA Media has filed on the pleasantries exchanged when Boris Johnson and Joe Biden posed for pictures at Carbis Bay with reporters and cameras in the room. Biden said:I told the p...
Tags: Health, Politics, US, America, Bloomberg, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Foreign Policy, Social Care, Cornwall, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Biden, G7, Greg Clark


Unused Johnson & Johnson Covid doses are piling up as FDA waits to see if shelf life can be extended

The Biden administration is encouraging states to hold on to hundreds of thousands of soon-to-expire Covid vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson, given the possibility that additional data will show the shots are viable beyond their expiration date at month's end.
Tags: Health, Fda, Johnson, Biden, Johnson Johnson, Johnson Covid


Less than half of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated have worn a mask recently, according to a new survey

An anti-mask protestor holds up a sign in front of the Ohio Statehouse during a right-wing protest in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Dean/AFP/Getty Images Unvaccinated Americans are wearing masks less than ever, according to a new Gallup poll. Just under 50% of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated against COVID report wearing masks. The new poll is the first from Gallup since CDC guidelines were updated for vaccinated Americans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Ameri...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Masks, America, Trends, Healthcare, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Americans, Gallup, Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Statehouse, Walmart Starbucks, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic


Covid was a tipping point for telehealth. If some have their way, Virtual visits are here to stay.

As the covid crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth that has transformed how millions of Americans see the doctor.
Tags: Health, Congress, Biden, COVID


LA County will close large coronavirus vaccine sites, transition to smaller locations

LOS ANGELES >> In another sign of reduced demand for COVID-19 vaccinations, Los Angeles County announced on Thursday, June 3 it will close its four large-scale vaccine sites in coming weeks and transition them to smaller, community sites. “We remain committed on getting vaccine into neighborhoods where we can continue to reach people who may have limited ability or time to get to large vaccination sites,” according to a statement from the county Department of Public Health. The closures will beg...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Pasadena, Ucla, St John


Council President Nury Martinez knocks on doors to spread word about coronavirus vaccine

People pick up backs from a stand during the launch of Nury Martinez’s #VaxUpLA in North Hills, Calif. On June 3, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic Afara Lalaind inoculates Luis Lopez during the launch of Nury Martinez’s #VaxUpLA in North Hills, Calif. On June 3, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez speaks to press during her launch of #VaxUpLA in North Hills, C...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Biden, Ucla, LA Kings, Martinez



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